Sahman-e Hit School
Honourable mention, Golden Trezzini Awards, Best Project of Public Building or Facility, Petersburg, RUSSIA, 2021
Shortlisted in World Architecture Community Awards, in the category ARCHITECTURE-STUDENTS/ACADEMICS, 37th Cycle.
3nd Place, National Competition of Creative School Design in the Context of Culture and Climate, Tehran, IRAN. 2021

Architect: Hossein Mohammadpour

“Sahman-e Hit School”
"Human beings are at the center of concerns for sustainable development, including adequate shelter for all and sustainable human settlements." UN-Habitat Agenda, Chapter1

"Sahman-e Hit school” is located in Sarbaz city, in the most deprived province of the country (Sistan and Baluchestan). This deprivation is especially present in the educational issues of children and adolescents and has made them vulnerable to receiving the quality and quantity of education.
This school tries to appreciate the important and valuable effects of the natural, cultural, social, artistic, and architectural arrays of the Sistan and Baluchestan climate, and at the same time its qualities in the design and creation of space. Come out to use the soil and canvas of the area. With a context-oriented architecture approach, in line with the context and elements of the region, this school offers a new interpretation of the indigenous architecture of the village and reminds us that the indigenous climate, as a result of the experiences of the values of that region, can be redesigned in a new guise. And be a continuation of the culture, art, and architecture of its people.
As the school is known as the second home, the design of the school of Sahman-e Hit village, in terms of form and content of materials and geometry, is in line with the climate and environment of the region and therefore, a familiar and indigenous landscape for children and adolescents. The village has been created. The sense of belonging to the place and where the school is causes invitation and intimacy between students and the school and makes them feel at home as if it were their own home.
Also, Sahman-e Hit village school seeks to create a kind of catalyst for rural and regional development to participate in the village in the direction of the tourism industry and rural employment, and in a way to make Sahman-e Hit village the center of economic development of the region. Maximize.
Design features:
• Structural issues:
1. The structure of beams and wooden pillars of the "Chesh" tree, native to the region
2. Meshing to strengthen the structure
3. The exterior wall of the project - a combination of native clay and local cement and mortar
4. Covering plaster sheets with sound, heat and moisture insulation
5. The exterior wall of the project - a combination of native clay and local cement and mortar
6. Fabric cover in the warm season of the year - Baluchi needlework
7. Skylight and inspiration from the native element "Surak" in the native houses of Sistan and Baluchestan
8. Upper skylight and a combination of native elements of "Dorcheh" and "Kulak"
9. Arched wall inspired by the pattern of ancient houses and "Kapar" of Sistan and Baluchestan and optimal thermal use
• Environmental issues:
The “Sahman-e Hit School” project is not just a school, but an opportunity to renew local and indigenous attitudes to the valuable opportunities of the Sistan and Baluchestan region. Accordingly, Sahman-e Hit School, in addition to meeting the educational needs of the village, is a development and economic center for the prosperity of the village and also a long-term program to create jobs for the people of the region.
Sahman-e Hit School will be used as the district's ecotourism and tourism center during the quarterly summer school holidays. Also, in the long-term plan, at the provincial level, this school model will be developed and exploited as a single and reproducible model, both for educational purposes and for the expansion of economic infrastructure resulting from the tourism industry.

Sahman-e Hit School

Sahman-e Hit School